Folliet® Compostable Coffee Capsules

The commitment to bringing Environmentally Friendly Products and a Sustainable Agriculture.

Over 13,500 coffee capsules are drunk every minute, but the coffee capsules we all love are not great for the planet. They are tricky to recycle and most of them are just thrown away. “People love the convenience of the single serving coffee, and they’re going to go for convenience over waste,” said Jean-Luc VOISIN, Managing Director of Les Vergers Du Mekong. “But most people feel guilty about it.”

We are proud to announce, we have developed a 100% biobased, biodegrable, compostable espresso capsule (compatible with Nespresso® appliances) to address these environmental challenges. It is a completely biodegrad- able coffee capsule, designed with an innovative blend of compostable natural fibres to protect the incredible flavours of the coffee and to ensure the maximum flavour is extracted from each capsule.

What does “compostable” mean ?

The difference between biodegradable and compostable may not be apparent to consumers. Compostable materials are biodegradable, but not all biodegradable materials are necessarily compostable.

Compostable refers to a material that breaks down and returns to nature, but it has to turn into something that improves the nutrient levels of the soil, like soil conditioners or mulch. It also has to do so relatively quickly, at the same rate as the materials with which it is being composted.

We have obtained the ‘OK Compost’ certification issued by VINCOTTE for our capsules, which guarantees that our capsules are compostable. The reference point for the certification programme is the harmonised EN 13432 : 2000 standard, which complies with the requirements of the EU Packaging Directive (94/62/EEC).

Why do we use extra packaging to wrap our capsules ?

The capsules are hermetically sealed into pouches and flushed with nitrogen to remove the oxygen. This locks in all the original aromas and flavours of the freshly ground coffee until the pouch is opened and the capsule is used. We are determined to maintain the freshness of our coffee. SEALED-IN, LONGER-LASTING FRESHNESS. These capsules have a shelf life of 24 months.

COMPOSTABLE COFFEE CAPSULES

Each cup of coffee reflects our commitment to being socially responsible.

From sustainable sourcing to direct trading with coffee farmers and environmentally-friendly packaging.

A compostable capsule, not only means it is 100% biodegradable, but when it returns to nature the capsule with its coffee improves the nutrient levels of the soil.

Box of 10 capsules, compatible with Nespresso® appliances.

Selectively hand-picked from the Highlands.